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Public Housing Occupancy

PURPOSE: To assist staff in correctly applying HUD regulations to all aspects of public housing tenancy and daily case management. Final rule changes regarding social security number verification and EIV mandatory implementation are incorporated in this training, as well as the most recent HUD guidance on community service. This class has been updated for VAWA 2013 and the recent FHEO notice on service animals. This seminar is also up updated for the new flat rent requirements. 

Upon completion of Public Housing Occupancy, you should be able to explain and apply HUD regulations and guidance to all aspects of public housing tenancy and daily case management.

Day One
  • Recognize and apply key program documents such as the admissions and continued occupancy policy (ACOP), the PHA Annual and 5-Year plan, and the public housing lease
  • Apply HUD requirements regarding fair housing, reasonable accommodation and VAWA to public housing program operations
  • Determine how to prepare for lease-up, including conducting resident orientations and inspections

Day Two

  • Analyze and describe the processes associated with annual activities
  • Explain and discuss the rules regarding service animals, assistance animals, and pets in public housing
  • Discuss the mandatory and the discretionary policy decision points for terminations and evictions
Day Three
  • Explain and discuss the procedures and requirements for informal settlements and grievance hearings
  • Describe and explain the basic provisions of the Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS), including each of the major indicators
  • Develop strategies for working with residents

SEMINAR #: 101-002
AGENDA: View the agenda
MATERIALS: Public Housing Occupancy Workbook Vol. 1 & 2, Public Housing HUD References Course Book, NMA pen, pencil, calculator, and bag
METHOD: A group-live seminar featuring PowerPoint, case studies, group discussion, class materials (workbook, course book or master book), brainstorming, and Q & A.
Basic program level. Prerequisites: None. Advanced Preparation: None
LENGTH: Three days
AUDIENCE: Occupancy specialists, property managers, and public housing supervisors
EXAM: The certification exam is available for $150. Select the exam during checkout or click here to view a list of certification exams available.
CREDITS: CPE units = 21 CEU units = 1.8.
No prerequisites or advanced preparation required for this course
REGISTER: Fill out the PDF registration form and fax to 619.258.5791. Or select the seminar you'd like to attend from the list of locations and dates below.

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